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Gangs, Drugs and (Dis)Organised Crime

Robert McLean


Analysing criminal trajectories via the lens of group offending from childhood to adulthood, this book explores gang organisation as a means for gang business in the contemporary British context. The study itself draws upon a five year study, carried out in the West of Scotland, to present in the voices of practitioners and more notably (ex)offenders the activity which gangs engage in the look to survive, operate, and expand in the illegal criminal underworld. The book is unique in that gang structure, activity, and context are analysed independently yet presents a holistic picture of what (di ... More

Keywords: Gangs, Group offending, Criminal Trajectories, Organised Crime, Drugs, Violence, Scotland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781529203028
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529203028.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert McLean, author
University of the West of Scotland, Paisley